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“Superfantastic!!”
Review of BUNTE GANS

BUNTE GANS
Ranked #9 of 863 Restaurants in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: European, German
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our family owned German restaurant Bunte Gans is situated in the heart of Vilnius Old Town. We kindly invite you to try various German and international A la Carte dishes prepared with special care and attention. We are glad our effort is appreciated by local guests as well as visitors from all over the world, who express their good impressions of our service and food. As soon as you step into the place, we promise to do our best to make your visit warm and pleasant.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I can not say enough about this wonderful restaurant. WOW. Family owned in the heart of old town. Very convenient to the Dawn Gate. We arrived in Vilnius rather late on a Monday evening and a lot of restaurants were already closed, but we found this quaint, charming restaurant and were welcomed inside despite the late hour. The decor is very traditional with handmade curtains and murals. A large painting of a family dressed in medieval costume preparing to feast on a goose dinner is at table level so you kind of feel like you are eating with them. Later we found out that the people in the life sized mural picture are actually the owners and some of their friends in costume which was a fun fact. The food is incredible. All made to order fresh and mouth watering. Large portions and a very big menu. They use family recipes and secret herb ingredients directly from the owners' family. Try as I might, I was not able to crack the secret ingredient as they were all sworn to secrecy. Very friendly knowledgable waitstaff who made wonderful suggestions. The food and drinks came to the table fast and efficiently, especially considering everything is made to order. I highly recommend the homemade potato salad, viener schnitzel, fried spicy cheese, fish strips in beer batter and the assorted sausage plate. The house red wine was delicious and so was the beer. Our waiter, Roland was very kind and patient with all my questions regarding the dishes. He graciously explained how the dishes were prepared, step by step so I can hopefully try some at home. They sell some of the delicious sauces in their shop which was a bonus for us because we stocked up. Only once did we need google translate and one of the other waiters, who we found out later is the son of the owners, was quick to grab his smartphone with a smile and help. I stuck my head in the kitchen to give my compliments to the chef and the kitchen was immaculately clean and organized- always a good sign. The chef was very gracious with a big smile on his face and you could tell he takes pride in his dishes. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we took one of our friends back the next night and the food was even more delicious. Both nights they were full with a very diverse mix of businessmen, romantic couples, families and friends all seeming to enjoy themselves and the food. I would give this place a 5+ star rating and venture to say that no trip to Vilnius would be complete without dining at least once at this delicious culinary gem. A truly magical night.

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Thank kathyplusthree
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I liked the decor and the atmosphere of Bunte gans. Portions are large and the schnitzel I ordered was huge and very tasty. Service however was very slow and not very helpful. The waiter could not really explain anything on the menu and then I waited for at least 20 minutes for a beer to show up and then another 30 minutes for my appetizer to arrive and the restaurant was half full at the time.
Disappointing.

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Thank akolt
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Good1foodlover, Owner at BUNTE GANS, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Visitor,
Thank you for your review though it is a negative one.
We are very sorry for so bad service!
We would like to improve ourselves so would you be so kind and tell us which day you have visited our restaurant?

Best regards,
Arvydas Valeika, owner

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This place is amazing. It is in one of the best parts of Senamiestis (Old Town) Vilnius just down the road from Ausros Vartai (The Gates of dawn), and f you love good food, you need to eat at this establishment.

As Director of Baltic Imports Australia, I travel here on a regular basis, and this place is a must if ever you are in Vilnius.

I had the Fish Soup, just stunning, and the Goose. my Partner had the Tiger Prawns and the Apple Strudel, and in his words was "amazing".

As a Chef myself, I complimented the Chef on their culinary excellence, and would recommend this establishment to anyone that enjoys quality cuisine.

The total bill came to Lt 199.00 - AUD $80,00 (approximately), for two people.

Unbelievable value.

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Thank Troy J
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great food, and friendly and helpful staff. Sausage combo 600g was amazing. Best restaurant we tried in Vilnius.

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Thank Andy M
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

An unassuming entrance just down the road from the Dawn Gate. I have always found the food here to be outstanding and unashamedly German in style. The menu is wide ranging with both meat and fish dishes. The wine list is especially good with quality German Wines available by the glass. Portions are substantial and you will not leave hungry. I recommend a visit it is well worth it.

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Thank zorro990_0
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